Developmental Disabilities http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 4 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-mountain-valley-developmental-services-part-4 <p>Mountain Valley Developmental Services sets itself apart from similar organizations with their two major projects: <strong><a href="http://www.mtnvalley.org/art.aspx">Art on 8th</a></strong> and their greenhouse. Art on 8th is a gallery on 8th street in Glenwood Springs that sells woven goods made by weavers with developmental disabilities (who also receive services from Mountain Valley) and proceeds go back into Mountain Valley programs. <strong><a href="http://www.mtnvalley.org/our_greenhouse0.aspx">The greenhouse project</a></strong> is a collaborative effort with neighboring Sopris Elementary School, where students and adults with developmental disabilities work together in the greenhouse; growing fresh food and learning sustainable horticultural techniques. Bruce Christensen, Executive Director, and Dana Peterson, Director of Human Resources, of Mountain Valley, discuss these two projects.&nbsp;<br /> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:42:42 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 10750 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 4 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-mountain-valley-developmental-services-part-3 <p>Mountain Valley Developmental Services provides aid and programs to over 450 developmentally disabled individuals in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Adult programs are a large part of the organization; they provice several housing options, assist in employment opportunities, offer medical care and have a variety of enrichment services, which consist of recreational activities and volunteering for other local groups. This week, Bruce Christensen, Executive Director, and Dana Peterson, Director of Human Resources, discuss Mountain Valley's housing programs and share memorable stories of finding employment for their clients. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:33:25 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 10441 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 3 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-mountain-valley-developmental-services-part-2 <p></p><p>Mountain Valley Developmental Services is a non-profit who provides services and support to over 450 individuals with developmental disabilities in Eagle, Lake, Garfield and Pitkin county. The most common issue Mountain Valley works with is children prone to developmental disabilities. Executive Director Bruce Christensen and Human Resources director Dana Peterson, discuss Mountain Valley's children and family programs. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:28:22 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 10112 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 2 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 1 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-mountain-valley-developmental-services-part-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.mtnvalley.org/home0.aspx">Mountain Valley Developmental Services</a> is an expansive non-profit based out of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Their mission is to encourage and support individuals with developmental disabilities, enhance their ability to live, learn and work while educating the community about their contributions and capabilities. It is one of the largest non-profits in the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roaring Fork Valley,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">employing over 150 staff and over 50 contracted professionals. Mountain Valley reaches over 450 individuals and families in Eagle, Garfield, Lake and </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County. Executive Director, Bruce Christensen, gives an overview of the organization.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:48:51 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 9800 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 1